Category Archives: General

Thai Transgender Candidate Runs for ‘Next Generation’

BANGKOK As Pinit Ngarmpring, he was a CEO and sports promoter, well known in the world of Thai soccer. Now, under her preferred new name of Pauline Ngarmpring, she’s pursuing…

Sweden Replaces China Envoy After Article by Detained Bookseller’s Daughter

Sweden’s foreign ministry has recalled its ambassador to China after she was accused of holding a meeting with the daughter of detained Hong Kong bookseller Gui Minhai without official authorization.Ambassador…

Thailand to release refugee footballer after Bahrain dropped extradition request

BANGKOK, Thailand dropped extradition proceedings against detained Bahraini refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi on Monday (Feb 11), following a global outcry over the risks he faced if sent home.We have been…

Princess PM Nomination Shocks Thai Politics

BANGKOK A political earthquake has been triggered in Thailand with the nomination of princess Ubolratana Mahidol as a prime ministerial candidate for March election, overturning a Thai tradition that the…

Princess PM Nomination Shocks Thai Politics

BANGKOK A political earthquake has been triggered in Thailand with the nomination of princess Ubolratana Mahidol as a prime ministerial candidate for March election, overturning a Thai tradition that the…

Thailand makes Siamese fighting fish national aquatic animal

BANGKOK, Tiny, testy and eye-catching with a colourful fin plumage, the Siamese fighting fish has been named Thailand’s national aquatic animal.Known in the West as a betta fish, the underwater…

Chinese Dissidents to be Resettled in Canada, Thai Lawyer Says

A dissident couple who fled China four years ago over fears of alleged political reprisals will be resettled in Canada from Thailand in the coming months, a lawyer said Tuesday.Last…

Chinese Dissidents to be Resettled in Canada, Thai Lawyer Says

A dissident couple who fled China four years ago over fears of alleged political reprisals will be resettled in Canada from Thailand in the coming months, a lawyer said Tuesday.Last…